Maybe I'm misreading something somewhere, but the dcresource review comparisons of the a700 seem inconsistent as to the camera's low light performance.

The Sony a700 review says (in part):
At the highest ISO settings, I think the Canon EOS-40D does slightly better than the A700, though shooting in RAW could negate this.

The Nikon D300 review says (in part):
NIght shots are hard to compare (since conditions are never consistent), but I'm thinking that the D300 did better than the Canon EOS-40D in this test. Both the D300 and the 40D wiped the floor with the Sony Alpha DSLR-A700, which isn't so hot in low light at high sensitivities.

"Slightly better" and "wiped the floor" are not equivalent in my book. Which is it?